FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays
FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel NBA series.

Wednesday's NBA slate begins at 7:00 PM Eastern time and features 10 games. While there are plenty of options to choose from in this slate, certain guys separate themselves from the pack as players primed to provide the best value.

Such players can be found all across the price spectrum, so read on to see who they are. FanDuel's format only counts the eight highest scores in your nine-player lineup, so keep that in mind when making your selections.

POINT GUARD

Jamal Murray, DEN at ORL ($7,000): Murray embraced an increased workload Monday after Gary Harris exited early with a hip injury, contributing 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists over 41 minutes despite facing a tough Toronto defense. While the Magic have been close to the Raptors' equals defensively, Murray should once again thrive in an extended role with his fellow starter in the Denver backcourt already ruled out.

SHOOTING GUARD

Kent Bazemore, ATL vs. WAS ($5,300): Bazemore is the leading candidate to replace Taurean Prince in the lineup, as Prince is set to miss some time after spraining his ankle Monday. While Bazemore won't carry fantasy lineups, he's likely to improve on his season averages of 12.4 PPG and 4.0 RPG in a favorable home matchup against a defensively challenged Wizards team that's surrendering 116.7 points per game (third-most in the league) and 58.1 rebounds per game (second-most behind the Hawks).

Bruce Brown, DET at MIL ($3,700): Brown's role is slowly increasing, but he could be in for a substantial bump in playing time with Reggie Bullock sidelined by an ankle injury. Bullock suffered the injury Monday against the Thunder -- a game in which Brown finished with a career-high 23.6 fantasy points. Plugging in the rookie wing against a Bucks team that's giving up the second-most made 3-pointers per game not only gives owners a cheap lottery ticket, but it also maximizes the cap space left to spend on other players.

SMALL FORWARD

Otto Porter, WAS at ATL ($7,100): Atlanta's defensive woes have already been touched upon, and Porter's another Wizards player primed to capitalize on the Hawks' defensive shortcomings. Porter's been rolling recently, logging 32.2 or more fantasy points in six of his past seven appearances. Some of that success is due to his 15 steals over that stretch, so the third overall selection from the 2013 draft should provide value on both ends of the floor.

Paul George, OKC at BKN ($8,300): George is in the midst of his most complete season, averaging career highs in RPG (7.8) and APG (4.3) to go with his second-highest PPG mark (23.2). That well-rounded output has him averaging 45.15 fantasy points, yet George is $1,500 cheaper than Kawhi Leonard, who averages 44.78. A Nets team that's 2-8 in its past 10 games is unlikely to keep George from exceeding that robust average.

POWER FORWARD

Serge Ibaka, TOR vs. PHI ($5,900): Like George, Ibaka is another player who has managed to outplay his price tag all season. His average of 30.77 fantasy points tops that of a few power forwards that cost north of $7,000 in this slate. Ibaka racked up 40.1 fantasy points in his previous meeting with the 76ers, and he's actually been getting more usage recently -- of his six games with 31 or more minutes played this season, four have come in Toronto's last four games.

Taj Gibson, MIN vs. CHA ($4,900): Gibson's consistently seeing more playing time than the floundering Dario Saric, and the hustling big man is making the most of his opportunities. Over the past four games, Gibson's nearly averaging a double-double at 10.8 PPG and 8.8 RPG. With a season average of 1.6 combined steals and blocks that's right in line with his career mark of 1.7, Gibson can provide consistent value in more ways than is typical of players in this price range.

CENTER

Julius Randle, NO vs. DAL ($7,000): Randle was unguardable in Monday's narrow loss to the Clippers, making up for Nikola Mirotic's (illness) absence by pouring in 37 points in 39 minutes. The former Lakers big man will be a can't-miss option if Mirotic sits again, but there's a strong argument to be made for using Randle even if Mirotic returns. Randle has scored 21-plus points in six of the past 10 games while averaging over 10 rebounds per contest over that stretch, so he's been outplaying his $7,000 valuation for a while now.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Sasha Yodashkin plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: Youngsash, DraftKings: Yashdogg,Yahoo: Sasha, Fanball: Yashdogg.
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